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Indonesian ports increase container handling charges

Jakarta: Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) and the Koja Container Terminal at Tanjung Priok Port in Indonesia are opposing an increase in container handling charges.

Foreign shipping companies had previously implemented a US$95 terminal handling charge per TEU, and a charge of $135 per FEU. This sum comprised $70 payable to the port operator and $25 in surcharge.

Now, the port operator's share has risen to $83 per TEU and $124 per FEU, reports the Binis Indonesia, which is expected to prompt international shipping companies to increase their surcharge to compensate for the increased box handling charge.  [8/9/08]



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